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SAP booth. Image: drserg/Shutterstock

German software giant SAP to create 150 jobs in Dublin and Galway

8 May 2017

SAP announces plans to hire 150 staff in Dublin and Galway.

In its 20th year in Ireland, global software provider SAP has revealed a new recruitment drive that will bring its numbers to more than 2,000.

In an announcement with IDA Ireland today (8 May), the company confirmed that it will be hiring 150 staff across its offices in Dublin and Galway over the course of the next 18 months.

SAP Ireland said that these roles will bolster its customer support service to aid growth in areas including the internet of things, machine learning and the cloud.

The company also launched its new Digital Boardroom approach at the event, which enables customers to contextualise and simplify performance reporting across all areas of business in real time.

Liam Ryan, managing director of SAP Labs Ireland, said: “The knowledge and expertise we have built stems from our employees, which is why SAP’s commitment to creating 150 new job roles in Ireland is so exciting.

“These roles will empower a new wave of SAP employees to drive transformational change and create people-centric solutions for businesses worldwide, ensuring Ireland remains a cornerstone of SAP’s global operations.”

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, TD, was also at the launch, and said: “I welcome SAP’s ongoing commitment to Ireland and I am delighted they have chosen Ireland as the location for a further 150 jobs.

“This announcement further highlights Ireland’s suitability as a destination for the tech sector. This thriving company is exactly the type of business we seek to attract.”

When SAP first arrived in Ireland, it established its base on a single floor of an office in Dublin’s EastPoint Business Park with a staff of 30 people, and has since gone on to back a number of initiatives in the country.

These include Girlsmarts4tech, First Lego League and Skills@work, all of which aim to increase education opportunities and access to tech careers to support and grow the Irish economy.

SAP booth. Image: drserg/Shutterstock

Colm Gorey
By Colm Gorey

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic. He joined in January 2014 and covered AI, IoT, science and anything that will get us to Mars quicker. When not trying to get his hands on the latest gaming release, he can be found lost in a sea of Wikipedia articles on obscure historic battles and countries that don't exist any more, or watching classic Simpsons episodes far too many times to count.

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